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GolfWRX Classifieds (11/17/20): Honma irons, SIM driver, and Titleist TS3

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member spook29 – Honma TW747V irons

Wow! This is a great set of forged irons at an amazing price. The Honma TW747V’s feature solid forged construction—and for this price, they’re not going to last long.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Honma TW747V

Member ScottHutch2 – TaylorMade SIM driver

After watching Dustin Johnson cruise to victory at the Masters, are you looking to up your driver game with the most major-winning driver on tour in 2020? Then this is the club for you.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: SIM driver

Member LowCut – Titleist TS3 driver

Still messing around with an older Titleist driver and in need of an upgrade? The TS3 is still one of the hottest drivers on the market and only surpassed by the very recently released TSi series. If you want to save a few bucks and pick up a few yards—yell out “BINGO”!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Titleist TS3

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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The DailyWRX (11/23/2020): Do not enter if…

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Morning 9: Streb gets 2nd win…at same course as first | World #1 picks up where she left off | Lynch: “Giving thanks in a lousy year”

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By Ben Alberstadt
Email me at [email protected]; and find me on Twitter and Instagram.
November 23, 2020
Good Monday morning, golf fans. A bit of housekeeping for this Thanksgiving week: Morning 9 will be expressing gratitude and ingesting holiday fare from Wednesday through Friday.

1. Second for Streb (finally)

PGATour.com’s Sean Martin…”Robert Streb thought the wins would keep on coming after his first victory at The RSM Classic. He had to wait six years for the next one, though.”
  • “Streb won The RSM Classic again Sunday, becoming the first two-time winner of this decade-old event at Sea Island Resort. He knocked a wedge within inches of the hole to beat Kevin Kisner on the second hole of their sudden-death playoff.”

 

  • “With the win, Streb became the first player since Dave Eichelberger in the 1970s to earn his first two titles at the same event but at least six seasons apart. Eichelberger won the 1971 and 1977 Greater Milwaukee Opens.”

2. Sei Young Kim wins Pelican Women’s Championship

AP report…”Sei Young Kim won the Pelican Women’s Championship on Sunday for her second straight victory, closing with an even-par 70 for a 3-stroke victory over Ally McDonald.”
  • “The KPMG Women’s PGA winner on Oct. 11 in her last start, the second-ranked Kim won for the 12th time on the LPGA Tour to break a tie for third on the South Korean victory list with Jiyai Shin, behind only Inbee Park (20) and Se Ri Pak (25).”

3. Hansen seals maiden victory in Johannesburg

EuropeanTour.com report…”He graduated from the European Challenge Tour in 2012 and 2015 but had a breakout year in 2018, claiming two Challenge Tour victories en route to becoming the first Dane to top the Rankings since Thomas Bjørn 23 years earlier.
  • “The 30-year-old had his best year to date on the Race to Dubai in 2019 as he finished in the top 50 on the Rankings presented by Rolex and, after securing an impressive top ten in the Rolex Series at the BMW PGA Championship last month, he is now a winner, making it a Danish hat-trick in 2020 after Rasmus Højgaard’s brace of victories.”

4. Lynch: Giving thanks in a lousy year—to Bryson, Brooks and the ‘stick to golf’ brigade

Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch “…the grim realities of the pandemic and the attendant economic hangover suggest that at least part of ’21 won’t be much better, so perhaps its more important than ever amid our shared gloominess to spare a moment to recognize the things we are thankful for.”
  • “For Bryson DeChambeau, who single-handedly filled the long, dark days of summer with antics sufficient to fuel social media for an age. Blessed be his talent, his success, his work ethic and his stupendous absence of self-awareness. The PGA Tour and its fans are richer for all of the above.”
  • “For Brooks Koepka, whose most noteworthy shot during this truncated major season came at the PGA Championship, when he grazed his ex-pal Dustin Johnson in a Saturday night drive-by press conference. He also freely admitted that he wouldn’t share a protein shake with DeChambeau and that he’s not out to make friends on Tour, solidifying his reputation as a straight-shooter unafraid to flavor golf’s vanilla-centric menu.”

5. Doomed by distance

John Huggan for Golf Digest…”Three days after hitting the drive that echoed around the world of golf—a 439-yard bomb off the tee at the 597-yard par-5 fourth hole on the Randpark course during the opening round of the European Tour event—Wilco Nienaber arrived on the penultimate tee tied for the lead with Joachim B. Hansen. Unfortunately for Nienaber, a 20-year-old South African, that was as good as things would get. His tee shot on the 223-yard par-3 17th finished inches from the water that runs behind and left of the putting surface. A bogey, his first of the day, was the almost inevitable result from the awkward spot, the dropped shot putting Hansen one shot clear.
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6. Maria Fassi added to U.S. Women’s Open field.

Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols…“It wasn’t that long ago, Fassi said, that she was 14th on the alternate list. But, as players begin to drop out, like Shanshan Feng for example, Fassi zipped up the list. The U.S. Women’s Open will take place Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston.  “I was pretty sad honestly,” said Fassi of potentially missing out on the year’s final major. “For me, the U.S. Open is the one that I look forward to the most.”

7. A return to his trusty tools: Kisner back to Callaway Apex ‘14 irons

Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard…”For those who were really paying attention, they might have also recognized his familiar irons.”
  • “Kisner put into play this week the irons he won the ’14 event with. It was an attempt to find some consistency and control his ball flight in what were demanding conditions.”
  • “I was struggling with my distance control the last few weeks, couldn’t figure out if it was the change in the weather or if it was me or if it was the irons,” Kisner said. “I knew they were familiar and had some good history with them here, so they seemed to work.”

8. Niemann donates RSM paycheck to ailing cousin

Golfweek’s Adam Schupak…”Joaquin Niemann missed the Masters last week after testing positive for COVID-19. It sounds like a horrible twist of fate until you consider that the 22-year-old Chilean is dealing with graver medical concerns.”
  • “Niemann’s one-month-old cousin, Rafita Calderon, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare genetic disease that affects about one in every 10,000 babies born every year. Calderon is battling for his life, desperately needing a one-time injection of Zolgensma, a drug which according to Niemann costs $2.1 million.”

9. Streb’s winning WITB

Driver: Titleist TSi2 (10 degrees)
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow RipTide 60 6.5
3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees, B2 Surefit)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 80 TX
Hybrid: Titleist TS3 (21 degrees, B2 Surefit)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black Hy 95X
Irons: Titleist TMB (4), Titleist 620CB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M, 60-04L)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Prototype
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet
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Golf 101: How to hit a draw…the easy way

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“How to gain 10 yards,” “How to drive it like Tiger Woods,” “How to fix my slice,” all big questions that every golfer has studied, tried, and probably at one point or another achieved for a minute or two…well maybe not the Tiger one but you get the point.

The question I get over and over again from golfers of all skill levels is: “How do I hit a draw?”

There is no better feeling as a new golfer than striking one solidly and seeing the ball start a hair right and fall ever so gracefully to the left. It’s almost a badge of honor in a weird way.

If you do a search on YouTube you will find this question asked literally 1000’s of times with 1000’s of explanations from 1000’s of different players, teachers, fitters, etc.

From the simple to the data approach it’s a rabbit hole of “How To”

HOWEVER, in my 25+ of playing this game and being a person that has always hit a draw, I know of one foolproof way to get it done and it was taught to me on day one.

To hit a draw you have to learn to swing UNDER something. You cannot hit the inside of the ball swinging OVER something.

  • Can you aim right close the face and swing out? YES
  • Can you aim left close the face and swing out? YES
  • Can you aim straight and swing out? YES
  • Can you do all of these things and swing in? NO

Yes, there is the better player “swing left” move but that’s not what we are tackling here. This is for new golfers and swinging out and swinging in is simple to digest.

For a new golfer, swinging under something automatically shallows the plane bringing the clubhead not only from an inside path but naturally requires the player to rotate correctly.

This idea works for weak grips, neutral grips, and strong grips. The reason being is when the path is sound, momentum, and feel will naturally tell your hands when to release or for the stronger grips how to hold it off a bit longer. YES, your natural feel HAS to come into play here, we are not robots. Use your hands, eyes, body, and brain to adjust like an athlete. Hitting solid golf shots is the technique and YOU.

This is how I learned to hit a draw and it stuck for 25 years……

  1. I was handed a long broomstick and told to swing it without hitting the ground. This was before I was even handed a golf club. The sensation of swinging the broomstick just over the ground taught me about the proper plane but also what real rotation was.
  2. With a club, I was told to swing under the stick. My local PGA pro took the same broomstick held it over the ball and had me hit shots. The only way to get to the ball was shallowing the club out and hitting the inside of the ball. Yes, I mishit it, yes I skanked a few but once the feeling kicked in the ball would start right and naturally start to fall to the left..with every club.

This is the easiest way I have ever come across. Not only has it worked for people like my old man who chop down on it like Paul Bunyan but also brand new players like my son who now only know how to swing it that way. The challenges are, as the players begin to develop the tendency is to overdo it and the club begins to get stuck behind them causing new problems BUT it’s easier to help a player that gets stuck than one that chops down on it.

If you are curious, next time you are at home sweeping the floor, grab the end of the broom handle put the stick out in front of you, and slowly start to make swings parallel to the ground. Little by little start to lower the plane getting it as close to the ground as possible without hitting it…feel that? That’s how you hit the inside of the ball. IE That’s How to hit a draw the way.

Can a teacher move you around and do a bunch of things to get the ball to curve right to left once or twice? Yes. But don’t you wanna be able to do it all the time as a natural part of your game? YES.

 

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